Meet the Maker: Days of August
Born in Montreal, Canada, Marie-Pier moved to Australia in 2004 after completing a Bachelors in Fine Arts majoring in cinematography. She worked in the camera department on feature films for a decade before starting her own jewellery brand after finishing silversmithing classes at the Jam Factory in Adelaide.
Founded in 2011, Days of August's signature look comes from it's unconventional use of industrial grade stainless steel - a metal not typically used to make jewellery - which meant reinventing and adapting traditional fabrication techniques to accommodate its solidity and strength.
Stainless steel perfectly compliments Marie-Pier's design style - minimal and intentionally simple - and with it she creates architectural and contemporary statement pieces. Believing in timelessness over trends, he combines clean lines and considered composition to create wearable jewellery essentials that transcend the seasons.
With a focus on sustainability, Marie-Pier put in place eco-friendly practices from the start, and is now partnering with Ecologi to offset her environmental footprint, making Days of August a 100% carbon neutral business.